Joyful Jonquil Absolute is the revered cousin of the hyacinth, kin to the tuberose, and rare among our absolutes. Wild harvested in the hills and valleys of Provence, it takes over 2,500 kilos of French Jonquil flowers to create a single kilo of Jonquil Absolute. The result is a sweet, honeyed floral with notes of fresh earth and tobacco.
Botanical Name: Narcissus jonquilla
Botanical Family: Amaryllidaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Flower
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Wild harvest
Composition: 100% Narcissus jonquilla
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Sweet floral notes dripping with honey, fresh green earth and the faintest hint of rich tobacco.
Blends well with: Jasmine, Vetiver, Spikenard, Ylang, Vanilla, Lemon, Carnation, and Grapefruit.
Uses: Perfumery. As a bountiful basenote for other fragrances. Amorous aroma. Relaxer, stress-less and sleep-more serum. Its enchanting aroma is also said to calm nerves, alleviate tension in the mind and body, sing one to sleep, and melt tense muscles.
Jonquil Absolute is one of our rarest floral gems. Extracted from the flowers and buds of the Narcissus jonquil in the Provence region of France, Jonquil has become more and more difficult to obtain in recent years. The number of authentic absolutes emerging from this region is extremely limited. Exquisite in perfumery, these prized petals were used to perfect perfumes of Parisian Perfume Houses of the 18th century. It's inviting redolent aroma is reminiscent of a springtime stroll that fills the spirit with warm earth and innocent elegance.
The absolute itself offers a rich, floral fragrance that is not overly sweet or feminine. Notes of heavy honey and garden-green dreams make Jonquil a truly heavenly addition to any bath, perfume or scented product.
"A woman only laughs that way a few times in her life. A woman only laughs that way when something has touched her way down in the very quick of her being and the happiness just wells out as natural as breath and the first jonquils and mountain brooks."
~ Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men
"It was here as well that Grenouille first smelled perfume in the literal sense of the word: a simple lavender or rose water, with which the fountains of the gardens were filled on gala occasions; but also the more complex, costlier scents, of tincture of musk mixed with oils of neroli and tuberose, jonquil, jasmine, or cinnamon, that floated behind the carriages like rich ribbons on the evening breeze."
~ Patrick Süskind, Perfume